Covid-19: Support for Businesses

Part of Treasury – in the House of Commons on 27th April 2021.

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Photo of Pat McFadden Pat McFadden Shadow Economic Secretary (Treasury)

When Lex Greensill was given his No. 10 business card, he had no contract and no job description, and there have now been reports that during the pandemic, the financial empire that he built may have lent Government-backed money based on invoices to companies that had never done business with his client, GFG, some of which say they had no intention of doing so. Will the Minister look into the issue of how this financing was structured and ensure that hard-working British steelworkers do not pay the price for Greensill’s collapse?